The VIE program at Mantu: Tunis edition

At Mantu, the VIE program offers a gateway to leadership opportunities within the company. Many of our managers and directors began their journey with us as VIEs.

Today, we have over 200 VIEs in our community, and they live all around the world. Exciting news: we are recruiting 4,000 talented people in 2023 to support the growth of all our activities, with the VIE program playing a crucial role in this expansion!

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Here is a glimpse of what your VIE experience could look like if you work in our Tunis hub!

The VIE program & Tunisia: a perfect match

Nestled on the coast of Africa, Tunis captivates visitors and residents alike with its vibrant energy and warm hospitality. This bustling metropolis not only boasts a burgeoning economy but also provides a high standard of living. With its fusion of time-honored Northern African traditions and modern amenities, Tunis provides expats with a diverse and enriching experience.                                                                                                                             

To gain a deeper understanding of the city of Tunis, we turn to the personal experiences of people who have lived and worked there. Maria-Désirée, Hub Talent Acquisition Manager, and Julie, HR Partner, offer their unique perspectives as expats, while Imen, a Tunisian Senior IT Project Manager, provides insights from a local’s point of view. All three have benefited from the professional and personal growth opportunities offered by the VIE program.

Tunis: a growing hub

At Mantu, our hubs are strategically located in highly dynamic cities across the globe, bringing together talented people from diverse functions and brands to deliver a first-class international experience.

Julie was Senior HR Officer in Tunis. She spearheaded the development and expansion of the Tunisian hub, contributing to its remarkable growth and fostering a thriving and harmonious working environment.

Taking part in the development of a hub can be an exciting and rewarding challenge for young professionals seeking to make an impact in their careers, and the VIE program can be a stepping stone to such opportunities.                                                                                                                  

Maria-Désirée relocated to Tunis as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist with the aim of developing and growing a dedicated recruitment team on site. Just one year later, she was promoted to Talent Acquisition Manager, a testament to the career progression the VIE program can facilitate.

Imen paints a vivid picture of a highly vibrant and youthful environment. With a relatively young average age, our Tunis team takes pride in organizing an impressive array of activities and after-work events year-round.

Discovering Tunisia: excellent expat opportunities

Taking the plunge to live abroad, especially in an unfamiliar destination, can evoke fear, particularly when it comes to cultural differences and language barriers. However, it is crucial to recognize that these concerns are often based on preconceived notions. Learn more about Tunisian culture to discover the richness it has to offer!

Tunisia is multilingual, with most Tunisians speaking Arabic, French, and English. This linguistic diversity plays a vital role in facilitating communication, fostering integration, and establishing connections. Participating in the VIE program in Tunis can therefore provide young people with the opportunity to improve their language skills, which can be a valuable asset in the job market. VIE program

Tunisia is widely recognized as an emerging economy with immense potential for growth and development. Working in Tunis presents an opportunity to immerse oneself in a fast-growing market that holds substantial prospects for future career advancement.

In Tunis, the expat community has flourished, supported by the collaborative effort of teams from the French Embassy and Business France. Their dedicated work revolves around fostering a sense of unity among the VIEs. They assist in organizing gatherings and events, enabling expats to connect and build friendships, thus creating a welcoming and enjoyable living experience. This sense of community is particularly beneficial for those involved in the VIE program, as it helps them to quickly feel at home in their new environment.

Tunis is a vibrant city with a lively and diverse nightlife scene. From trendy rooftop bars to traditional cafes and nightclubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Medina, the historic center of Tunis, is a popular destination for locals and tourists, offering a unique ambiance with street performances, artisanal shops, and restaurants. Overall, Tunis has developed and exciting social hotspots that reflect the city’s cultural diversity and youthful energy.

A day trip to Tunis

Step into a world of vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and rich history as you discover the hidden gems of Tunisian culture. From ancient ruins to bustling souks, there is something for everyone in this North African gem just waiting to be explored. Here is a typical day in Tunis:

  • 9:00 AM: have breakfast in the town center. Try traditional recipes, such as khobz (Tunisian bread), lablabi (a popular Tunisian chickpea soup or stew), and Makroudh (a sweet pastry made with semolina dough filled with dates or sometimes almonds). Tunisians often enjoy a cup of mint tea (known as “nana” or “atay”) or coffee with their breakfast.
  • 10:00 AM: explore the Medina of Tunis. It is the historic heart of Tunis and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the best-preserved medieval Arab-Muslim cities in the world, with narrow alleyways, stunning architecture, and vibrant markets.
  • 11:00 AM: visit the Bardo Museum. It is one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean region and home to the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. It also has a vast collection of ancient artifacts from Tunisia, including Phoenician, Roman, and Carthaginian artifacts.
  • 1:00 PM: enjoy Tunisian cuisine. Tunisian cuisine is a delicious blend of Mediterranean and North African flavors, with influences from Berber, Arab, and Ottoman cultures.
  • 3:00 PM: visit Carthage. Carthage is an ancient city located just outside of Tunis and was once one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean world. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of Carthage, including the Punic ports, the Roman amphitheater, and the Carthage National Museum.

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